November 2016 Around Town

Wauconda BowL

Wauconda Bowl, a local institution for more than 65 years, recently underwent a complete modernization. The cozy bowling alley on Route 176 still features just 8-lanes, a classic bar and delectable food in a Northwoods décor. Now Wauconda Bowl has been completely remodeled with the addition of intuitive scoring systems offering a variety of different games. A side patio has been added for relaxation between games. In January, the 61st edition of the Wauconda Bowl Humdinger Tournament kicks off, drawing bowling fans from around the region. Learn more by going to

Helen’s Pumpkin Pie Pick Up

Pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving as fireworks are to the Fourth of July. In the spirit of giving back, the Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty Partners is giving away pumpkin pies on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Anyone interested is invited to stop by the office at 101 W. Gilmer Rd. in the Cherry Hill Plaza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., while supplies last. Pies will be limited to one per family.

Cubs Legend Rallies the Troops

Randy Hundley, a Chicago Cubs teammate with Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo and Billy Williams, regaled the crowd at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville gathered to provide support for Nick Sauer, candidate for the 51st Representative District for the State of Illinois.